[ecko_quote source="1 Peter 2:5"]Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.[/ecko_quote]
Jesus is not only the Cornerstone of the church; He is also the individual building blocks through every believer. Have you ever heard of someone being a “chip off the old block”? That means he shares the nature of his father. In a sense, every child of God is a chip off that Block.
By ourselves, we are not all that much. How many one-brick buildings have you seen? One stone can be easily tossed around, but if you take a lot of them and put them together, there is the strength. We never ever were going to be any worthwhile or useful for His Kingdom with an attitude of disunity.
The current failure of our higher call (the great commission) is truly attributed to disunity and backbiting. We do several things for God from the pulpit including singing and worshiping but have a grudge and ill feeling towards the brothers and sisters who just standing next to us on the pulpit. Remember our worship won’t reach God and we just simply wasting our precious God-given time and becoming true ACTORS and doing DRAMA day by day and further deceiving ourselves.
Therefore, repent and reconcile before your lamp stand taken away from. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place. ... Remember therefore from where you have fallen, and repent, and do the first works (Rev 2:5).
Hard teachings but we should appreciate the truth in it and remember the Word of God will prevail.
Our Lord is building us together to gain strength from one another. It is amazing what can happen when the body of Christ is unified.
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